Press Release

Workday Sees Continued Momentum in South Africa As Customers Seek to Unlock the Power of AI

Workday Demonstrates the Power Of Its Platform As More Organisations Select It To Be Their Trusted Business And AI Partner

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 26 June 2024 Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leading provider of solutions to help organisations manage their people and money, today announced continued momentum in its South African market, amidst strong global growth in Workday’s latest fiscal year. This was driven by the adoption of its AI-powered HR and Finance platform and demonstrates the resilience and relevance of its platform, with responsible AI and relentless innovation at the core.

The momentum in the region comes as South African businesses are increasingly eager to unlock the transformative power of AI but require a trusted and responsible partner like Workday to help them reach their goals, while keeping humans at the heart of everything they do.

Organisations of all sizes and from across diverse industries, including ABSA, Pick and Pay, Old Mutual, Adcorp and many more, have selected Workday’s AI-powered HR and Finance platform to help drive efficiencies, digitise manual processes and move forever forward through continuous change. "The way Workday is configured means you are continually evolving and get the best available solutions to support our people's objectives," said Zameer Ahmed, HR Executive: People Enablement, Adcorp.

“We see a major opportunity to drive efficiency and productivity in South Africa, providing organisations in the region with the data driven insights needed to take action in real time,” said Kiv Moodley, Country Manager, South Africa, Workday. “The Workday platform has leveraged AI for over a decade, helping ensure our customers are always equipped to navigate change, supercharge their work and prepare for the future.”

Workday is committed to providing solutions that meet the needs of businesses in South Africa. “We choose our partnerships carefully, so they can fully benefit from our technology. We are  also developing local talent by greatly increasing the number of Workday-certified professionals in the region,” added Moodley.  Workday has more than 2,150 customers headquartered in EMEA, including South African companies such as ABSA, Old Mutual, Pick n Pay, Telesure, Webber Wentzel, FirstRand Limited and Adcorp.

Key Regional Highlights

  • Continued momentum in the region played a pivotal role in this success and has been driven in part by new customers.
  • Managed by Kiv Moodley, Workday South Africa is focusing on growth within the private sector, particularly targeting industries such as telecom, professional services, retail and financial solutions.
  • Momentum continues across all solution categories – Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) – with both leading enterprises and mid-sized businesses contributing to Workday’s growth in the region.

The news follows Workday Elevate in Johannesburg on June 11 and Workday Elevate in Capetown on June 13.

About Workday

Workday is a leading enterprise platform that helps organisations manage their most important assets – their people and money. The Workday platform is built with AI at the core to help customers elevate people, supercharge work, and move their business forever forward. Workday is used by more than 10,500 organisations around the world and across industries – from medium-sized businesses to more than 60% of the Fortune 500. For more information about Workday, visit

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